Star Wars Day!

Celebrating Star Wars Day with the best Star Wars themed adverts

On 16 December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in cinemas. It is the long-awaited first episode in a sequel trilogy that was announced when Lucasfilm was bought by the Walt Disney Company in 2012.

Star Wars, the cinematographic saga created by George Lucas in the Seventies which rapidly became a cult hit thanks its blend of elements from comics, cinema and television, is widely recognised as one of the greatest pieces of concept art of the twentieth century.

A transversal cultural phenomenon that is beloved across generations, it has often been reinterpreted and used as a marketing tool to promote brands and increase engagement on social media. The majority of fans that come together to discuss the new film and investigate the most reliable spoilers mostly do so online.

Below is a list of the best Star Wars themed adverts. Enjoy!

10) Volkswagen Dog Song 2012

Dogs + Star Wars = Break the Internet. We want a feline version too!

9) Duracell 2015 Duracell Star Wars Commercial: Battle for Christmas Morning

A lightsaber for Christmas is not just a present, but also a great responsibility.

8) LEGO Star Wars Microfighters 2014

Do not underestimate the power of the dark side.

7) Toys “R” Us 2015 – Like Father, Like Daughter

Never was a pun more appropriate.

6) Star Wars Battlefront 3 2015 – Live-Action Trailer

Every fan’s dream.

5) Star Wars Disneland 2011 – Darth Vader goes to Disneyland

The advert that sanctioned the purchase of Star Wars by Disney.

4) Walmart Star Wars TV Commercial 2015

The father/son relationship is always an excellent starting point.

3) adidas 2010 – Star Wars Cantina

Put Daft Punt, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Noel Gallagher and Beckham together in a scene from ‘Chalmun’s Cantina for an instant cult classic.

2) “Kenner Star Wars Action Figures” 1977

We couldn’t not include a vintage advert too.

1) Volkswagen Passat 2011 “The Force”

One of the best adverts ever to be shown at Superbowl.